Kruger Park Mammals - Dwarf Mongoose
The Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula) is the smallest of the mongoose species in the Kruger, weighing up to 350 grams and living up to 10 years of age.
Kruger National Park Dwarf Mongoose Distribution Map
More Information On Kruger's Dwarf Mongoose
The Dwarf Mongoose is a very sociable animal making packs of anything between 6 and 30 individuals in the Kruger Park. They are mainly carnivorous feeding on insects, small rodents and snakes, but do occasionally eat berries and fruit. They have very good senses but are vulnerable to predation by Raptors, large snakes, Honey Badger, Black-backed Jackal and even other mongoose species. Dwarf Mongoose in the Kruger National Park have an interesting relationship with the Hornbill species. When they forage, the Dwarf Mongoose digs up insects which the Hornbills feed on and in return the Hornbills alert the Dwarf Mongoose to birds of prey, its a fascinating relationship.
Kruger Park Dwarf Mongoose Gallery